C426 – Development of Cognition, Language, and Play I: Cognitive Development

3 Credit Hours

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of cognitive development in children from birth through age eight and fosters awareness of the application of this knowledge to children with diverse abilities and varying cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The primary foci of the course are understanding 1) different theoretical frameworks for examining and analyzing sequences and variations in the processes of cognitive change, 2) the interactive relationship between the child and the social context in the course of development, 3) the interrelationship of cognitive development and other aspects of development, 4) the reciprocity between language and cognition, and 5) the role of play in young children’s learning and development.

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